Divers Put Christmas Tree on Shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea

One diver even donned a Santa Claus suit on the decorating expedition.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – even for those at 137 feet underwater.

In an attempt to spread a little Christmas cheer, divers placed a decorated Christmas tree at the Zenobia shipwreck, located near the Larnaca coast of Cyprus.

One diver even made the journey to the wreckage in a Santa Claus suit. 

To avoid disturbing the underwater habitat, the tree featured non-toxic, non water-soluble ornaments to keep it from disintegrating in the ocean.

The MS Zenobia capsized in the Mediterranean Sea during its maiden voyage in June 1980.


Today, it is one of the top wreck diving sites in the world, attracting thousands of divers every year.